Guilin is well known for its unique karst mountains along the Li River and Yulong River. The landscapes along the rivers and karst mountains in countryside look like Chinese scroll paintings come to life, with its spectacular limestone karsts, mist-shrouded mountain peaks, terraced rice paddies in tribal villages, leisurely water buffalo eating grass and the photogenic cormorant fishermen.
We provide tailor-making 1 to 1 Guilin photography tours, we can easily design a photo tour from 1 to 8 days by your interests, your aim and your pace. Our photo tour can reach the whole Guilin, Yangshuo, Xingping, ancient towns and villages, Longji terraced fields and tribal villages, Chengyang Wind and Rain Bridge in Sanjiang, Huangyao ancient town, authentic local family visits, secret mountains for sunset or sunrise, hidden riverside for unique mountain reflections, and we are still continually exploring new locations.
We only put photogenic stuff into the itinerary for professional photographers, photo lovers and beginners. We take our customers to some unique places even locals don’t know about to shoot awesome landscape photos.
No worry about bad weather or traffic jams, we can change the itinerary easily depending on the weather conditions and your interests.
We are photographers, we traveled many other countries for photography as well. We understand how important this photo tour to you, we are happy to start at 3am, climb the mountain at 4:30am for sunrise, and get down from the sunset mountain at 8pm.
Our photographer guides use Nikon and Canon full frame cameras, we can arrange photo guides according to your taste. We can help you get the great shots on camera settings and compositions.
Some of our guides go to mountains 100+ times every year, meet the cormorant fishermen once even twice a week. We know the sunrise angle in different seasons so we go to the different locations to capture the most photogenic moments.
You can get inspired from the following itineraries that most of my customers took. You can also use the tailor-making form to tell us what your preferences are, we can design a Guilin photography tour very fast. All our photo tours will be guided by local experienced English-speaking photographers.
May to Ocotober are the best time to take Guilin photography tours in theory, less rain, clear sky, good time to photograph sunrise and sunset over mountains. For Longji rice terraces, the best time could be March to June (all fields are flooded) and the middle of October (all rice changes color to golden).
If you are the photo lovers, the spectacular mountain views at sunrise and sunset, the cormorant fishermen with traditional gas lamp in the peaceful river, and marvelous Longji terraced fields will satify your appetite.
If you come to us and would like to get some good shots for photo contests, we will put more unique photo sessions into the itinerary, such as local family visits, shoot portraits and their living scenes in old wooden houses with natural light. We are friends with these people, they are happy to show their life. We may climb some unknown mountains by cutting bushes with knife to clear a track for an unique shot.
We are also happy to teach you some tricks if you are a beginner. We will give you the suggestions of what aperture, shutter speed and ISO to use on different conditions. You will bring amazing shots and practical skills home.
In Guilin, Yangshuo and Longji area, you can shoot following themes. Landscapes mostly in Guilin and Yangshuo area, cormorant fishermen in Yangshuo area only, Longji is about 2 hours drive away from Guilin.